An Idea For Political Reform

If you were to ask people what the biggest problem with politics and politicians are, excessive pay and expenses would surely be near the top of the list (though it would be a long list). However, rather than the usual moan and rant about greedy politicians, I’ll take a shot at coming up with an idea on how to solve the problem. Politicians need to be paid but still remain in touch with ordinary people, so here’s how I think we can reform the system. Continue reading “An Idea For Political Reform”

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Why We Should Abolish The Seanad

As it hardly needs to be said, the Irish Senate, the Seanad, is a useless institution. It is a mockery of democracy that is devoid of power, purpose and credibility. It is a complete shambles and populated mainly by failed politicians. It has almost no supporters to speak of and the government is planning to hold a referendum to abolish it. Many however argue that what it needs is drastic reform not abolition and that an improved Seanad can play a valuable role in Irish politics. However, the pace of reform in Ireland is painfully slow and the government has little incentive to create a challenge to its power. Reform is not an option; we must abolish this useless institution. Continue reading “Why We Should Abolish The Seanad”